Science fiction has a habit of turning into science fact. Usually, that’s because a good sci-fi writer has some level of scientific knowledge, or at least interest. They can look at where the world is now and extrapolate. That way, they end up with a pretty good guess that turns out to be true. You… Continue reading How movies can predict future technology:
The magic lantern was invented in the 1600’s, probably by Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch scientist. It was the earliest form of slide projector and has a long and fascinating history. The first magic lanterns were illuminated by candles, but as technology evolved they were lit by increasingly powerful means. The name “magic lantern” comes from… Continue reading The magic lantern was an early form of slide projector that was an early step on the road to the motion picture technology of today.
Scion of a phenomenal family and a regular guest at Cinequest, Christopher Coppola is chairman of the film program at SF Art Institute. A pupil of George Kuchar’s, Coppola now supervises the classes that the pioneer underground filmmaker once taught at SFAI. He’s adding VR to the curriculum at the school. He’ll be presenting “Universe… Continue reading Coppola’s VR Vision
This is how it begins. An army of robots has assembled in China and so far they seem content to dance and break records. The move is almost certainly to lull humans into a false sense of security so we will ignore the obvious threat they pose. The 1,069 dancing “Dobi” robots set up by WL Intelligent Technology Co. Ltd. was… Continue reading
We trick our own brains to hear what we want to hear. It can be deceptively easy to mix & master a track, but what happens to the sound when it leaves our speakers? How is sound perceived by the brain? Read Article: output.com/blog/9-sound-design-tips-to-hack-your-listeners-ears
Technical innovations change the way we make films — usually, but not always, for the better. The search is always on to make films faster and cheaper with higher picture quality and more spectacular effects, but technology also has an influence on the kind of films we find ourselves making. In a future part I’m… Continue reading How advances in technology has changed the way movies are edited.
It wasn’t that long ago that Justin Bieber was discovered on YouTube by Usher. Katy Perry, Macklemore, Psy and Lana Del Rey are others who used this online video platform to get noticed when music industry executives wouldn’t pay attention to them. Thanks to this social media platform and mobile technologies, the road to fame… Continue reading How Technology Is Shortening the Road to Fame